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Why Major in International Business Economics?

The International Business Economics program is intended for business and economics majors who are strongly interested in working for a multinational business organization or in employment outside of the United States. Apart from building strong foundations in all business disciplines, the program is designed to provide students with study abroad and professional experiences that are complemented with foreign language skills. This is Utah's first bachelor's degree in business to include a language requirement and study abroad opportunities, in addition to a full business curriculum.

$56K
AVERAGE SALARY ECONOMIC
UNDERGRADS IN THE WESTERN US

100%
OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS
RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2016

29:1
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
(0 STUDENT INSTRUCTORS)

50%
OF OUR ECON UNDERGRADS ARE ACCEPTED
TO GRAD SCHOOL AFTER GRADUATION

 

 

INT'L ECONOMICS CAREERS
 

Export Manager Career

 

Business careers run a huge spectrum from the very creative to the incredibly technical and analytical.  Here are just a few of the sectors you may find yourself in:

  • International securities analyst
  • International operations analyst 
  • Economic development coordinator
  • Export manager
  • International trade specialist
  • Cost analysis
  • Intelligence
  • Foreign trade
  • Public administration
  • Transportation mgmt.
  • Urban planning

Explore Fascinating Int'l Economics Careers

INT'L ECONOMICS STUDENTS

Eric, International Business Economics, '18

 

Students that study international business economics often have several traits in common.  Many are natural leaders, unafraid to take risks, have a passion for world events and commerce, have a competitive spirit, speak multiple languages, have the ability to take initiative and have solid communication skills.   

Meet Eric, an International Business Economics major; "My professors each came with unique experiences and diverse backgrounds that gave me a relevant, global perspective of the international business economics concepts they were teaching." 

 

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A QUICK LOOK AT THIS MAJOR
  

DEGREE:

Bachelor of Science in
International Business Economics

HOURS REQUIRED: 120 total
40 Upper division required
MIN. CUMULATIVE GPA:

C- or higher in Math 1050
C- or higher in ENGL 2010

C-  or higher for all
Business Foundations courses
2.5 cumulative GPA for Business
Foundations courses
2.5 overall university GPA

MINOR: Not required
GRAD MAP: Grad Maps
CATALOG: International Business
Economics (BS)
GET ADMITTED: Goddard Admissions
ACCREDITED AACSB Accredited

 

YOU'LL TAKE COURSES LIKE THESE:

  • Research Methods (ECON 4980)
  • International Finance and Monetary Systems (ECON 3120)
  • Information Systems & Technology Study Abroad (IST 4850)
  • Money and Banking (ECON 3400)

 See full list of course requirements

YOU'LL LEARN SKILLS LIKE THESE:

  • Data organization and maintaining records
  • Tabulating and manipulating data/data analysis
  • Research and analysis, finding and testing relationships
  • Microeconomics, macroeconomics and managerial economics
  • International and development economics and economic growth
  • Communication skills in English and a foreign language

YOU'LL GET THESE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES:

  • Conduct comprehensive research with direct faculty interaction
  • Opportunities to publish and present your work at conferences like:
    • Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research
    • National Conference on Undergraduate Research

 

OUR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ECONOMICS MAJORS ARE WORKING FOR THESE COMPANIES (AND MORE)

 

USAF  Maverik  Goldman Sachs  State Farm  Amer Sports  Marketstar  Intermountain Healthcare